Rajesh Talwar

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Rajesh Talwar
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Alma mater University of Nottingham
Occupation Writer[1]

Rajesh Talwar is a lawyer and writer from India. He has written several books on the topics of law and human rights.[1][3]

Early life[edit]

Talwar studied at the University of Nottingham after going to the UK on a British Chevening scholarship in 1996. He received his LL.M in Human Rights Law. He has also received a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. He began working for the United Nations in various capacities.[4] His work with the U.N. took him to places such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, Somalia and Liberia.[5][6][7]


Talwar is both a practitioner and professor of law. He has previously taught LL.B students at both Delhi University and Jamia Millia Islamia.[8] His law practice is associated with numerous human rights cases and has also appeared on television as an expert commentator.[9][10]

Talwar's career in writing includes writing on different subejects for major media outlets including The Guardian, The Economic Times,[11] The Sunday Mail, and The Pioneer.[12] He has also published books on the topic of law as well as other non-fiction and fiction books.[4] Talwar has also written plays, including the 2001 satire Inside Gayland that depicted an Indian heterosexual man who visited a planet where heterosexuality is against the law as immoral and unnatural.[2]

See also[edit]


  • Courting Injustice 2013, The Nirbhaya Case and its Aftermath, Hay House[13]
  • The Sentimental Terrorist 2012, A Novel of Afghanistan, CreateSpace[5]
  • The Bearded Prince 2012, CreateSpace[14]
  • The Bride Who Would Not Burn 2012, A Play on Dowry Deaths in India, Amazon Digital Services.
  • High Fidelity Transmission 2012, A Play on HIV/AIDS, Amazon Digital Services[15]
  • An Afghan Winter CreateSpace[16] 2012
  • Simran 2007, A Novel, Kalpaz Publications.
  • Inglistan 2007, A Novel, Kalpaz Publications[17]
  • From the Lips of the Goddess Mata Vaishno Devi 2006, Kalpaz Publications[18]
  • The Three Greens 2004, Orient Longman Ltd[19]
  • The Judiciary on Trial 2003, Cosmo Publications
  • The Third Sex and Human Rights 2001, Gyan Books[20]
  • Inside Gayland 2001, Kalpaz Publications
  • Indian Laws of E-Business 2001, Vision Books
  • The Divorce Handbook Vision Books[21] 1998
  • Simran 1998, A Novel, Walter Sharja, republished in 2007[7]
  • How To Choose Your Lawyer 1998, Vision Books
  • The Judiciary on Trial 1995, Cosmos Publications
  • Courting Injustice 1995, The Terrible Truth About Our Courts, ABVA[22]
  • Making Your Own Will 1992, Vision Books[23]


  1. ^ a b Bearak, Barry (1 June 2000). "In India, the Wheels of Justice Hardly Move". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Pradhan, Bharathi (15 December 2013). "A Life Not So Gay". The Telegraph (India). Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Usami, Zeeshan-UI-Hassan (2007). Beyond Boundaries: Reflections of Indian and U.S. Scholars. iUniverse. ISBN 9780595436446. 
  4. ^ a b "Book extract: Solution?". Mid-Day. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Three lives are irrevocably intertwined in novel set in modern, war-torn Afghanistan". WND. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "United National Assistance Mission in Afghanistan". Office of Internal Oversight Services. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Bhaduri, Saugata (6 June 2008). "If Only Life Offered Second Chances". The Book Review India (India). Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rajesh Talwar Author Biography". Hay House India. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Zinnos, Albert A. (2007). Human Rights: A Bibliography with Indexes. Nova Publishers. ISBN 9781594545764. 
  10. ^ "Chin Hunger Strikers Sent To Jail in New Delhi". Mizzima News Group (Angelfire). May 1999. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Talwar, Rajesh (February 1991). "Witness for the prosecution". The Economic Times. 
  12. ^ Talwar, Rajesh (9 April 1992). "The case of the reluctant witness". The Pioneer. 
  13. ^ Mukherji, Rina (19 November 2013). "Courting Injustice – The Nirbhaya Case and its Aftermath". The Alternative. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Bearded Prince – A Modern Tale Set in Ancient India". Boloji. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Nonfiction Kindle ebooks between 4/2/2012 and 4/11/2012". New Ebook Releases. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Wadehra, Randeep (8 April 2012). "Of time, terrorism and female psyche". Tribune India. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  17. ^ Chodhury, Sonya Dutta (4 February 2007). "Comparisons and contrasts". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  18. ^ Gosvami, Radhu (2010). Sri Chaitanyadev and Sri Gadadhar. Gyan Publishing House. ISBN 9788178357713. 
  19. ^ Subajayanthi, B (31 July 2004). "Clean earth". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  20. ^ Choudhry, Srishty (November 2013). "Book Review: The Third Sex and The Human Rights". Study Mode. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Divorce Handbook". NBC India. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  22. ^ Heble, Vidya (27 November 2013). "Swift justice is most important". Mid-Day. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  23. ^ Talwar, Rajesh (1992). Making Your Own Will. Vision Books. ISBN 9788170943167. 

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